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Craig Thomas

Head of Sales – North America
Qatar Airways

Craig Thomas oversees sales for Qatar Airways in North America, leading a team of channel and segment managers and account representatives located throughout the USA and Canada.

His primary responsibility is to lead a team of 20 account and sales directors in developing and enhancing relationships with key corporate and trade customers, while delivering revenue-positive strategic and tactical consumer campaigns.

A major focus area for 2020 is growing premium leisure and corporate business, capitalizing on the deployment of QSuites from all North America gateways this year, and supporting the promotion of Doha as a global hub for investment and tourism.

A South African national, Craig joined Qatar Airways in August 2018. He previously worked for Etihad Airways in a number of international roles. Prior to Etihad, Craig managed travel procurement for De Beers in South Africa, and started his airline career in airline operations with Virgin Atlantic Airways.

He holds an Honors Degree in International Relations and a postgraduate diploma in Business Management.

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